Christine Messina

The personal connection between students and faculty in the Women’s Studies program is one of the main things that attracted me to the minor.
– Christine Messina ’07, English major, women’s studies minor

Robin DeRosa

Robin DeRosa

Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies; Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies

AB, Brown University; MA, PhD, Tufts University
Email: rderosa@plymouth.edu

Associate Professor of English, joined the Women’s Studies Council in 2001, and she was the chair from 2002-2007.  She has taught several courses for the minor, and is currently teaching “The F Word: Feminism in the U.S. ”  Robin majored in Women’s Studies at Brown University , and received her Ph.D. in English at Tufts, where she further developed her interests in feminist literary theory, gender performance, and the relationships between sex and nationhood.

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Round the Track

It’s been a long 30 years for supporters of Plymouth State’s track and field program, but the wait is finally over. For the first time since 1985, PSU’s track team hosted a meet December 12 at the new ALLWell North facility, which features an NCAA regulation 200-meter track, long- and high-jump pits, pole vault, and a weight area. For […]

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Hope for Hypertension

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From Ew! to Awe

Seeing rats in a whole new light » They’ve taken the rap for the spread of the Bubonic Plague in Medieval Europe. Their name is synonymous with scoundrel, traitor, and snitch. And then there are their tails: long and skinny, pink and seemingly hairless. They’re rats, and they’re probably the last animals you’d think would […]